Denver Pioneers vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Denver Pioneers vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY
Odds/Point Spread: Denver (+15)
The Denver Pioneers (1-1) travel to Arena Auditorium on Wednesday where they'll meet the Wyoming Cowboys (3-1). Denver opens this contest as 15-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 144.
Denver comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 1-1 this season. The Pioneers are shooting 33.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (11 of 33) and 70.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 72.5 pts per contest (179th in D-1) while going 47.4% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 8.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 13.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Denver is grabbing 33.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 28 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 249th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Pioneers are able to force 10.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. The Pioneers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.2% (57 of 129) and they concede 37.0 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 60th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 28 surrendered on the year. They concede 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 204th in college hoops in opponents points per game (74.5).
The Denver Pioneers stepped onto the hardwood against the UC Riverside Highlanders and took a loss by a final of 83-63 in their last game. Denver finished the contest having earned a 41.4% field goal percentage (24 out of 58) and knocked down 4 out of their 15 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Pioneers made 11 of their 16 tries for a percentage of 68.8%. When discussing grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 23 with 2 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 10 assists for the matchup while having 3 steals and 2 blocks. In terms of defending, Denver allowed 41.4% from the floor on 24 of 58. UC Riverside doled out 17 dimes and 5 steals for the game. In addition, the Highlanders snagged 35 rebounds (7 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 2 blocks. UC Riverside finished the contest at 61.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of 13 tries. They buried 15 of their 32 shots from beyond the arc.
Tristan Green is someone who saw a lot of court time for this game. He walked away with only 2 points on 1 out of 4 shooting. He played for 28 mins and pulled down 6 rebounds. Green finished the game at 25.0% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. Another guy that saw a lot of minutes in the matchup for the Pioneers was Jase Townsend. He snagged 3 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 37.5% from the field for this contest by shooting 6-of-16 (16 points). At the conclusion of this game, Townsend played for 25 min.
Wyoming has a win-loss record of 3-1 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Cowboys are connecting on 48.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 122nd in the country. Wyoming has 341 points on the year (85.3 per game) and they snag 39.8 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.5 times per contest (71st in college hoops) and they are turning it over 10.5 times per contest. The Cowboys commit 17.3 fouls every game and they shoot 70.1% from the charity stripe. The Cowboys on defense are ranked 191st in D-1 in points given up per game with 73.3. The Wyoming defense allows 37.2% from downtown (29 of 78) and their opponents are converting on 67.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 10.5 dimes and 36.8 total boards per game, which ranks them 68th and 174th in the country. They are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the floor (169th in D-1).
When they last played, the Wyoming Cowboys walked away with a victory by a final of 76-73 against the Oregon State Beavers. The Cowboys were able to pull down 24 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 32 for this game. They also turned away 4 attempts while recording 6 steals for the contest. The Beavers committed 21 personal fouls for the contest which got the Cowboys to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to make 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 54.5%. In relation to shots from downtown, Wyoming made 8 of 20 attempts (40.0%). When the game finished, the Cowboys finished 28 out of 58 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.3%. The Cowboys permitted the Beavers to convert 20 out of their 56 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 35.7% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 36.8% from beyond the perimeter via 7 out of 19 and finished the game at 26 out of 33 at the free throw line (78.8%). Regarding rebounding, Wyoming allowed Oregon State to collect 38 in all (15 on the offensive side).
Jeremiah Oden ended up being a factor for the Cowboys for the matchup. He buried 7 of 10 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 70.0%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Oden snagged 4 boards in his 24 minutes and had 2 assists in the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Wyoming was Marcus Williams. He totaled 11 points in 20 minutes on the court by going 5 of 11 from the floor for this contest. Williams ended the game having shot 45.5% from the field while also earning 5 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wyoming (-15)
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